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1 South Dakota A to Z Our great state has many wonderful aspects to it. Enjoy this PowerPoint and learn more about South Dakota.

2 Click on a letter of the alphabet or enjoy the slide show from start to finish! Many slides contain links to sites with South Dakota information. A is for Authors B is for Black Hills C is for Corn Palace D is for Dams E is for EROS Data Center F is for Farming G is for Governors H is for Hail South Dakota I is for Insect J is for Jackalope K is for Keystone L is for Lewis and Clark M is for Missouri River N is for Native Americans O is for Old West Trading Post P is for Pierre Q is for Quartz R is for Rodeos S is for Sioux Falls T is for Tourism U is for Under God the People Rule V is for Vietnam Memorial W is for Walleye X is for “X marks the spot” Y is for Youth Z is for Ziolkowski

3 A is for Authors Click these links to enjoy some of South Dakota’s famous authors. Jean Patrick Badger Clark Laura Ingalls Wilder Frank Baum Hamlin Garland Greg and Jodi Latza Paul Goble AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

4 B is for Black Hills The Black Hills National Forest is located in western South Dakota. Paha Sapa is the Lakota word for the "Black Hills." It means "hills that are black." This scenic wonder is South Dakota’s largest tourist attraction.Black HillsLakota word AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

5 C is for Corn Palace Mitchell’s Corn Palace has beautiful scenes made of grains grown in the area. The scenes are changed every fall. Events ranging from basketball to concerts are performed inside the Corn Palace.Corn Palace AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

6 D is for Dams The Pick-Sloan Plan for development of the Missouri River was passed by Congress in This plan resulted in the construction of four dams on the Missouri River in South Dakota. The dams are Fort Randall, started in 1946; Oahe, started in 1948; Gavin's Point, started in 1952; and Big Bend, started in All four dams were completed by the late 1960s. Big Bend Dam Fort Randall Dam Gavin’s Point Dam Oahe Dam AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

7 E is for EROS Data Center The EROS Data Center is located by Sioux Falls. They maintain millions of satellite and aerial images from around the world.EROS Data Center AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

8 F is for Farming Farming is the main industry in South Dakota. The South Dakota Ag in the Classroom website contains great information about this industry. Enjoy a video about farming by clicking on the barn.South Dakota Ag in the Classroom AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

9 G is for Governor Mike Rounds Mike Rounds is currently the governor of South Dakota. He works at the state capitol in Pierre, SD. Learn more about the former governors of South Dakota.former governors AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

10 H is for Hail! South Dakota! Hail! South Dakota! is our state song. It was written and composed by DeeCort Hammitt. Click on the picture of SD and you will be linked to a website that will show you the words. From there, you can even listen to the official state song of South Dakota. AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

11 I is for Insect I is for Insect The honey bee was adopted as the state insect in The honey bee was adopted as the state insect in 1978.state insect state insect South Dakota is a leader in honey production. South Dakota is a leader in honey production. AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

12 J is for Jackalope The jackalope is a fictional animal found only in South Dakota. It is believed to be a cross between a rabbit and an antelope. You can find many stuffed jackalopes at Wall Drug in Wall, SD. The jackalope is a fictional animal found only in South Dakota. It is believed to be a cross between a rabbit and an antelope. You can find many stuffed jackalopes at Wall Drug in Wall, SD.jackalopeWall, SDjackalopeWall, SD AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

13 K is for Keystone KEYSTONE, SOUTH DAKOTA the home of Mount Rushmore.Mount Rushmore AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

14 L is for Lewis and Clark In 1804, rivers were the highways for Lewis and Clark. While passing through the Chamberlain-Oacoma area, they named American Creek. They were exploring the territory under the direction of President Thomas Jefferson. Lewis & Clark Photostory AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

15 Missouri River after a storm M is for Missouri River People from SD often say they are from “East River” or “West River.” This is because the Missouri River winds through South Dakota dividing the state down the center. Click on the blue box on the right to find out more information about the Missouri River in South Dakota. Lewis and Clark Marina, Yankton Skiing on the river AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

16 N is for Native Americans There are nine different Indian reservations in South Dakota. More than 62,000 Native Americans live in South Dakota. For more information browse through the Atka Lakota Museum website.Atka Lakota Museum AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

17 O is for Old West Trading Post O is for Old West Trading Post The Old West Museum in Oacoma, SD began when Gene and Alice Olson started collecting antiques and needed a place to store them. The museum was open for many years with famous visitors such as Festus from the television show, Gunsmoke. After many years, their son, Greg and his wife, Melanie, took over the business and changed it to the Old West Trading Post. You can still browse through the buildings to look at antiques and if you wish…you might even find something to buy! Click on the Chamberlain/Oacoma web site for more information about the area.Chamberlain/Oacoma AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

18 P is for Pierre Pierre, the capital of South Dakota, is located in the central part of the state on the Missouri River. In the year 1880 the town was founded. At the same time, railroads crossed the Missouri River. These two events allowed the town to grow along the river’s east bank with merchandise and people traveling across the state with Pierre as their destination. Click on the Pierre web site to learn more about the Pierre area. Pierre Capitol at Pierre Fighting Stallion’s Memorial AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

19 Q is for Quartz Rose quartz is the state mineral for South Dakota and is found in the southern Black Hills area. Rose quartz can be light pink to dark rose in color. The element titanium causes the quartz to have its pink color. If you are interested in learning more about the state mineral, visit this web site.state mineral AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

20 R is for Rodeo Bull Riding Flag Racing Barrel Racing For more information about rodeos, check out the South Dakota High School Rodeo Association web site.South Dakota High School Rodeo Association AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

21 S is for Sioux Falls Sioux Falls exists as a city today because the land speculators who staked site claims there in 1857 came in search of the cascades of the Big Sioux River. For more information link to the official website of Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

22 T is for Tourism Click on the blue area around the tourist to learn more information about tourism from the Lewis and Clark Information Center in Chamberlain, SD. AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

23 U is for Under God the People Rule Under God the People Rule was adopted as the South Dakota motto as an element of the state seal in the 1885 constitution and in the 1889 constitution. To learn more about South Dakota’s state symbols, click on the state seal to the left. AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

24 V is for Vietnam Memorial The South Dakota Vietnam War Memorial which will be dedicated in September, 2006, will serve as a symbol of the many South Dakotans who served during this violent conflict. This memorial will honor the brave individuals who served their country at a time when it took as much courage to come home as it did to fight. AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

25 W is for Walleye South Dakota has some of the best fishing waters in North America. Nearly 30 fish species provide anglers with a variety of fishing adventures. One of the most popular fish in our Missouri River is the walleye. To apply online for a South Dakota fishing license, or to find out more information, link to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks website. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

26 X is for “X marks the spot” In the late nineteenth century, there developed a line of longitude (the 100th Meridian) in the United States that represented the boundary between the moist east and the arid west. To learn more about this geographical spot, click on the photo at the right. AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

27 Y is for Youth Click on the blue screen to the right to learn more about the activities in which the youth of South Dakota are involved. AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

28 Z is for Ziolkowski Crazy Horse Monument is carved as a memorial to the spirit of Crazy Horse. When asked, “Where are your lands now?" Crazy Horse pointed and said, "My lands are where my dead lie buried.“ To learn more about this monument and Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski click on the link below: Crazy Horse Monument AA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZBCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWX YZ

29 Credits: This PowerPoint was brought to you by Cheryl Carruthers, Peggy Hanzlik, Tami Schwartz, and Jeff Tveit. A special thanks to our family and friends for their support throughout this project. Thank you to the organizations and individuals that granted us permission to link to their websites.


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